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Sea View apartment

Borth-y-Gest, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 991797)


(26 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Great job thxs"

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2022

  • "WE had a wonderful week in the Sea View Apartment."

    Our host was so helpful throughout, I particularly appreciated the help given on arrival with my luggage. The apartment is so comfortable with everything you need provided. I already knew Borth-y-Gest, having stayed in the property next door but one regularly, in the late 60s and early 70s.I was still stunned by the view from the apartment. I had problems with the hob, Fiona looked at it immediately. I look forward to staying at the apartment again.

    Hello Denise, Thank you for your great feedback, it helps us enormously. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Fiona and the team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2022

  • "The owner was very welcoming and helpful from the start, (Nice cakes) and through our stay."

    A lovely, clean and comfortable apartment with wonderful view from the panoramic windows. We would like a second holiday there. Thank you Fiona and family.

    Thank you John, it was a pleasure to have you both as guests and we look forward to seeing you both again. Glad you enjoyed the cakes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "We would have liked a freezer compartment in the fridge."

    We needed a step to be able to reach into the kitchen cupboards properly. The yard outside needs to be tidied up as the view from the master bedroom was an eyesore. The TV did not have all the Freeview Channels eg Sky Arts & Drama so we were a bit disappointed. These are niggles & did not take away from the overall satisfaction with the letting.

    Thank you Josie for your comments which we take very seriously and always try and address. A new fridge with ice-box is being installed in the next few days. We have been waiting for the removal of items to be taken but due to Covid this is overdue. We do not subscribe to Sky due to the cost which we would have to pass onto customers. We find most of our customers bring their own laptops etc. and use Netflix or similar. We are always happy to help our clients with any problems on the spot if they just come and have a chat with us during their stay. I am glad these niggles did not impact on your overall stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JosieMar 2022

  • "Sea View is a beautiful apartment with the most amazing views you can just sit and enjoy all day."

    Fiona and her team are so welcoming and cater for your every need, including gorgeous cakes on your arrival. The apartment is spacious and well equipped and Borth-y-Gest is quiet, unspoilt and a very relaxing place to stay. Thank you for a lovely holiday xx

    Thank you Katie for such positive and encouraging feed back. We hope to welcome you again soon! Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2022

  • "Fantastic communication from the owner."

    All my texted questions were answered straight away. Good flexibility in arrival time. The flat was clean, very well equipped and everything was clearly labelled. The little things were provided too, such as kitchen roll, waste bags, hot water bottles, torch, hairdryer and a whole range of cooking utensils. The view from the lounge window, overlooking the bay, was stupendous. We enjoyed watching the wading birds from there, and we could even see Portmeirion's lighthouse. The bed was very comfortable and the added bedspread was welcomed in the cold. During Storm Franklin, we did find the bedroom window draughty, so we kept the blinds and curtains closed. There was a heater available, but we didn't need it. The flat is above the bistro takeaway, which creates some noise, but this is largely during the day, so is not too intrusive: it generally closes no later than 7:30pm. The takeaway was serving some delicious ice cream - especially the rhubarb & custard flavour. We had a fabulous stay, the owners were really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We felt this accommodation was was just perfect; - a great way to celebrate my 'significant' birthday. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you Juliette, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us for the special event, and hope to see you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulietteFeb 2022

  • "Wonderfully comfortable, ideally positioned property with a fantastic, ever changing, view."

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "The view from the lounge window was to die for!"

    It was a continually changing picture across the bay, due to the tides and weather. We thought we had seen most places in north Wales but Borth-y Gest turned out to be a little gem with quiet hidden beaches right on your door step. We took advantage of the take away food service down stairs several times, which was delivered to your door and was delicious.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "Ideally situated overlooking the bay of Borth-y-Gest, this is a beautiful holiday apartment."

    Bedrooms and lounge are a nice size, kitchen a little small but adequate. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and we had the added bonus of picking up morning coffee and ice-creams from the bistro takeaway downstairs. Also enjoyed a takeaway lunch and dinner from the bistro. Would definitely recommend and would go back to stay again.

    Reviewed by TimothyJul 2021

  • "Lovely view very helpful staff excellent food available"

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2021

  • "Our second visit because it's just such a great place to be."

    The best recommendation !! The view of Borth y Gest beach is fantastic and you always feel connected to the happy holiday vibe of the bay. The owner is nearby and very helpful and the Bistro cafe below is temptingly good and definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "The property is accessed through the takeaway shop and it is better being mentioned in the description."

    Owners are very welcoming and friendly people.

    Reviewed by KanagasabaiJul 2021

  • "The position of the property is stunning."

    The views entertained us all week. Very friendly owner. We were met with tea and cakes. Fabulous

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "No everything was great we loved the flat&the area"

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "We found the apartment very comfortable."

    The added bonus was that we could order food and drink from the bistro below and it was delivered to our door! The owner greeted us on the first day and was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Lovely flat but didn't realise that one had to go through the bistro for access until we received the key instructions a day or two before."

    Could do with a small freezer.

    Reviewed by RonMay 2021

  • "The apartment was more spacious than the pictures indicated, it is better than when the photos were taken with a new induction hob and glass dining table with padded chairs."

    It was very well laid out, wherever you were you got the fantastic view, the dining area, the kitchenette, the lounge seating.We loved having meals delivered, ready to eat from the Bistro below. The team there were very helpful and considerate.I loved to just get up and go for an early walk along the coastal path, each day a little different with the changing of the tide and the clouds on the mountains, it is a truly beautiful place.We were able to park outside, the bed was very comfy and the decor very tasteful.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2021

  • "The apartment is lovely with a massive window to enjoy the beautiful views."

    Such a great location.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "This lovely clean, comfortable properety is in a georgeous location overlooking the bay."

    It is handily located above a bistro with friendly staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2019

  • "The position of the property was superb."

    Handily placed for walking into Porthmadog and along the coastal path. Wonderful view over the bay from lounge bay window. Borth-y-Gest is a really relaxing place benefitting from free on street parking and a local bus service. It is convenient for touring this part of Wales and experiencing the narrow gauge railways and stunning coastal scenery. We did a lot of walking but also visited Barmouth, Caernavon, Aberdaron, Beddgelert and Criccieth all of which had their individual attractions

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "A wonderful, well equipped and comfortable apartment with a terrific vista of the estuary and coastline."

    Ideally located for touring Snowdonia and the Llyen peninsula.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "A really good place to stay with gorgeous views whatever the weather!"

    Very helpful staff in the bistro and Fiona the owner really welcomed us! Many nice places to visit in short time from location, really enjoyed our time there which went all too quickly. See

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "We loved Borth y Gest."

    We had visited a few years ago after being recommended by the lovely lady in the tourist information office in Porthmadog. It was a perfect place to explore North Wales. It was however very hard to leave the sofa as the views were stunning across the water and ever changing. Fiona, the owner was wonderfully lovely and helpful as were the staff in the Bistro downstairs. The flat was perfect and we shall definitely return!

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "Well appointed nice people good food in the bistro could not fault them"

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2019

  • "Booked this apartment on the strength of the amazing view which was even better than we anticipated."

    In addition the apartment was cosy and the layout was well thought out and ideal for our requirements. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "The apartment was lovely."

    Well maintained and clean. The owner was there to meet us on arrival and made us very welcome. As stated in the details the entrance is through the Bistro which for some may be a problem but has the advantage of coffee, cakes, cooked breakfast and lunches on tap. Fiona kindly left cakes and supplies for a drink on arrival. The view from the apartment is amazing! We really enjoyed our few days in Borth Y Gest. Thankyou

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2019

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  • All first floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living accommodation with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with sea views and gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas living flame fire in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • TV with freeview, Wifi, small selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets
  • Porthmadog 1 mile
  • Licensed bistro/coffee shop/ice cream parlor adjacent
  • Beach opposite
  • Note: The apartment is above the owners bistro and coffee lounge
  • Access is through the takeout/bistro
  • Customers will have their own set of keys to access the apartment (no time constraints for accessing the apartment at any time)
  • You are able to unload adjacent to the property, please note the apartment is above the owners takeout/bistro which is only open on selected evenings Please note: This property is above the owners bistro which is only open a few nights a week in high season and closes by 10pm
  • Please note that the owner also has 2 other properties which are 14809 Maritime Mews 6 The Oakleys and 1006438 Bay View Apartment.

The property

A stylish and comfortable first floor apartment, in the heart of the pretty, unspoilt and picturesque seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales and only a mile from the harbour town of Porthmadog.

This lovely coastal apartment is ideal for couples, friends and a family, and being so close to the beach and harbour will appeal to anyone looking for that seaside escape.

The apartment is well presented and furnished in...

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About the location


Porthmadog 1.2 miles; Criccieth 6 miles.

Borth-y-Gest is a quiet Welsh seaside village of mainly Victorian houses retaining much charm and character. Located by the mouth of the River Glaslyn, and a short drive away from the Italian styled village of Portmeirion, this pretty Welsh village has stunning panoramic views over the sands and estuary to the historic Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia National Park beyond. This North Wales village has two bistros and a coffee lounge all located on the front overlooking the bay and all with dog-friendly outdoor seating areas; perfect places to while away the hours watching the comings and goings of the local boatmen. Borth-y-Gest, with its sheltered coves and sandy beaches, has walking in abundance; why not head up Moel-y-Gest or take a wander over the headland to the famous Black Rock Sands, or go a little further afield where the vast Snowdonia National Park awaits? For a day out you can take a trip on the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway and Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog, only a 15 minutes' walk away, or for those with younger children why not visit the shorter but more child-focussed Welsh Highland Heritage Railway? For a day trip the entire Llyn Peninsula calls. With Anglesey within reach and the whole North Wales coast with the Wales Coast Path to be explored, Borth-y-Gest has it all: a quiet bolt hole but conveniently located for ease of access to this stunning area, a must at any time of the year.

Region Information

Check in time has been moved to 5pm and check out is now at 9am to allow for additional cleaning, thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the owner also has 2 other properties which are 14809 Maritime Mews 6 The Oakleys and 1006438 Bay View Apartment.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas